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Reading Difficulties

Step 2: Reflect on this research and your practice

After reviewing the articles, review the six findings of the Preventing Reading Difficulties Study and consider how these findings are applicable to adult education.

The report identifies six opportunities that, if accessible to every child, would greatly decrease the risk of reading difficulties:

  1. Support for the acquisition of language and of sufficient metalinguistic awareness to approach the segmentation of speech into smaller units that could be related to alphabetic writing
  2. Exposure to print and literacy uses and functions
  3. Development of enthusiasm for reading
  4. Opportunities to grasp and master the alphabetic principle
  5. Access to preventive services if needed
  6. Access to intervention as soon as reading difficulties emerge

Reflect on the following questions:

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1. Read the research ::: 2. Reflect on this research ::: 3. Focus on your practice